Kulicke and Soffa Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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  1. Engineering Intern

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back work environment Competitive pay Advanced research and technologies

    Cons

    Internship program lacks structure Coffee is subpar


  2. Extremely talented employees

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extremely talented, high energy, motivated and smart employees. Good salary, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Cyclical business leading to more layoffs than similar companies in the area.


  3. Challenging due to relentless strive to finish, pushing quality down

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, smart people, benefits just ok, local hr makes efforts to put together fun activities for employees, teamwork is promoted and valued.

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of business and new outside management means less job security. Few products means few projects to work on, so when a project winds down, people need to dust off their resumes. Office is just blah...


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    Product development engineer at Kulicke & Soffa

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    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technology in a fast-paced R&D environment, global collaboration with other sites around the world. Few engineering companies on the East Coast offer such a rich engineering opportunity. Pay including bonus is pretty competitive.

    Cons

    Historically staffing has gone up and down with semiconductor business cycle, but has stabilized recently.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify product portfolio into other semiconductor equipment markets or non-semiconductor markets.


  6. Great technical company with a pool of skillful talent.

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training opportunities; company interested in career development path; great opportunities for technical and personal growth due to technical market-leadership of the company.

    Cons

    Global structure definitely demands advanced communication skills.

    Advice to Management

    Pro-actively recognize and offer support when people are struggling with technical difficulties and better match talent level to level of difficulty of tasks.


  7. Relax work with a certain work load

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Current Intern - Process Engineer in Fort Washington, PA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of chance to learn. Different department you can participate

    Cons

    not enough equipment for R&D.

    Advice to Management

    Should have a deadline for individual goal (maybe designed by the employees, but need to report to supervisor)


  8. Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Shift work. friendly colleagues and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    No in house cafeteria at night.


  9. Having a well and establish system

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well environment, company direction is clear.

    Cons

    Need to be aggressive and multitasking.


  10. Neutral

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mid size multi national with learning opportunities you will get in large MNC. Favorable technology change has created rapid growth for the last 3 years Company offers excellent incentive for middle management

    Cons

    Volatile business. Company supplies capital equipment which is required only when companies upgrade their capacities. Their acquisitions for the last 5 years did not work. High attrition

    Advice to Management

    Establish products or lines of business which will provide stability to the business


  11. A good temporary job

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    Current Contractor - Contract Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Contract Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kulicke and Soffa as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment No one to boss you around and find your mistakes, rather helps you tackle daily work issues and provide a good learning environment.

    Cons

    Worry of getting retrenched when the business is down . The salary scale varies for intakes from different agencies , which creates divide as some get payed lower for doing the same job while others get to benefit more for their time spent in the company.



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